Artist : B.G.K.
Album : White Male Dumbinance 7"
Source : Vinyl
Year : 1984
Genre : Punk
B.G.K. or Balthasar Gerards Kommando were formed in October 1982 by members of Amsterdam punkband The Nitwitz.
They took their musical cues from American hardcore bands such as MDC and soon developed an ultrafast style of their own.
The band was also committed to following through with its leftist political stance, both in terms of the punk scene (the band set up DIY shows with low door prices and put out affordable records on their own label) and in a wider political spectrum (they often played benefits for various causes and helped run the Emma squat in Holland).
B.G.K. released all their records on a label they started in their Nitwitz days, Vögelspin and collaborated with U.S. labels R Radical and Alternative Tentacles.
They were a big part of the "network of friends" movement that included bands from all over the world.
The premise of this network was for bands to be the "welcoming commitee" in their respective areas, booking shows, providing a place to stay and generally taking care of foreign touring bands.
B.G.K. toured Europe and the U.S. several times, finally calling it quits in 1987.
Marcel Verhoeven - drums
Mathijs Houwink - bass
René van de Meer - vocal
Steven Walraven - guitar
Tony Leeuwenburgh - bass, guitar
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